My father took me to see Bob Hoover once. He had met Bob in Germany in the 50’s.
There he took an F86 that had been damaged for a test flight and then put on an exhibition of flight that made the main line pilots jaws drop.
if you have not read Bobs book you should. He had one hell of a life. I can only imagine him and Chuck Yeager and the adventures they had together.
it even covers his escape from the Germans and making his way over the mountains in Spain only to go back and fly combat again. That is a true hero not some cocky a$$ 59 year old jet pilot
They used to dog fight over Ohio testing planes captured from the Germans near Dayton. Imagine seeing that in the Ohio country side.
They were also flying German 626 jets in 1945 there. Imagine some farmer seeing a German Jet in Ohio back then?
Now that is a movie I would pay to see.
I challenge anyone to read the book A Higher Call and see an actual story of real pilots, crews and air craft and you will find it is a much better story than this movie.
The shame of it is there are many real stories out there that could be told that need no embellishments or unreal flying and behavior.
I am not a Vet but I have sat and heard WWI, WWII, Korean and Nam Vets tell their stories and it makes me sad we make up stuff when the true stories should be told.
I promise you A Higher Call or even the Bob Hoover Biography are amazing.
Better yet take the Biography of Eddie Rickenbacker. He was a mechanic, Indy Racer, WWI ace, Indy Speedway owner, help found Eastern Airlines, was a spy for America in Germany and the Soviet Union as well China and Japan.
He survived the crash of an airliner and a B17 crash at sea and survived in a raft for 21 days before being found. Along the way he was an adviser to presidents and GM then started his own car company went into major debt yet paid his way out with out going bankrupt.
Too often Hollywood takes the easy way out. Make stuff up, blow it up and bluff their way through.
I know some things have to be altered a bit but leave the Science fiction to Marvel.